New Driveway (Before and After Photos)

We can produce driveways in a variety of surfaces, including block paving (e.g. tumbled edge and herringbone), Tarmac and gravel. We can provide drainage channels and additional landscaping services to make a complete job.

If you are looking to have a dropped kerb installed or extended, please see our information leaflet.

Here are some recent before and after photos of a new driveway we installed. A new drop kerb was also installed (not shown).


Call us now on 01823 664509, mobile 07889 460500, or visit our website for more examples and to email us.

New Play Area at Dunster

Abacus Building In Schools can produce many types of hard and soft play areas, with real or artificial grass, specialised thermoplastic markings, picket or pencil fencing, sandpits, playgrounds, and a range of play items.

Here’s an example of a play area we created in Dunster.

> Visit the Building In Schools website

Self-Draining Car Park Using Plastic Crate System Near Bridgwater, Somerset

Car parking areas can be produced in Tarmac or concrete, or block paved to your requirements by Abacus Construction. White lining can also be undertaken.

We also supply self-draining car park systems and have recently fitted one as can be seen in the photos below.

To see more examples of car parking projects, please visit our Groundworks website.

Re-surfaced Tarmac Pathways at Wiveliscombe Primary School

ABACUS CONSTRUCTION is a school builder that will be able to turn your school construction, school classrooms refurbishment, school fencing, school repair, or school building project into a reality.

exor awards

With imagination and an eye for detail in school construction, ABACUS CONSTRUCTION will deliver on quality and price. We are independently exor accredited in school construction and hold the exor gold award for our high standards of quality and service.

For example, we can provide a whole range of landscaping services, including tarmac and block paved paths and walkways, turfed or artificial grass areas, willow structures and flower beds.

Here are some recent photos of a project we completed where we re-surfaced Tarmac pathways at Wiveliscombe (Somerset) Primary School.

To find out more about our school building services, visit our Building In Schools website.

Plant Hire from Abacus Construction

Abacus Construction offers and extensive range of plant available for hire from mini diggers, JCBs and dumper trucks through to Grab Lorries / Muck away lorries, all at competitive rates. Our operators are all highly experienced and CSCS/CITB qualified.

Mini diggers

Choice of Mini Diggers

  • From 3/4 ton to 1.6 ton.
  • Dumpers, skip-loading and Swivel.
  • 1.6 ton Mini-Digger with pecker for breaking concrete.
  • CITB approved driver


  • Site master and contractor.
  • CITB approved drivers.
  • Machines piped for pecker.
  • Hire of pecker also available.
Lorry with loading clamshell

Other plant available for hire

  • Dumpers
  • Compressors
  • Whacker plates
  • Rollers – sit on and single drum
  • CCTV camera for drains
  • Lorry with loading clamshell
  • Roll-on roll-off lorry eight wheeler – ideal for muck away.

Here is a recent photo of our Grab Lorry and Dumper:-

>> Contact us today for more information.

New Tarmac pathways around nursing home in Taunton, Somerset

From pathways and driveways to full roadways, Abacus Constructions can provide Tarmac (asphalt) for all types of projects. We can also add drop kerbs, drainage channels, and provide white lining to mark parking spaces.

In the photos below you can see the new Tarmac pathways we laid around a Taunton nursing home.

To see more examples of Tarmac projects, please visit our Groundworks and Paving websites.

Sub-Base Preparation Work for Self-Draining Block Pavers

We recently posted about sub-base preparation work, and here we have another example. This time we were preparing a surface for self-draining block pavers at a new car park at Bulford, Wellington Somerset.

The photos below show the different stages of the preparation.

For more information about our paving and landscaping services, please visit our Paving, Patios and Driveways and Landscaping websites.

Sub-Base Preparation (Type 3 Stone) for South Cerney Stone at Crosskeys, Taunton

A good sub-base is extremely important before applying the surface layer. The photos below show us preparing a sub-base, using type 3 stone, at Crosskeys, Taunton. The stone is raked out and then compacted to form a solid, level base. This driveway will then layed with South Cerney stone for a great finish.

For more information about our paving and landscaping services, please visit our Paving, Patios and Driveways and Landscaping websites.

Bee Swarm in Flat-Roofed Building to be Removed and Re-homed (Video).

With a full range of beekeeping and bee removal equipment, Abacus Beekeeper Bee Removal provides the safe, live and environmentally friendly, removal and rehoming of honeybee swarms and colonies, from man-made or natural locations. Based in Wellington Somerset, we cover the whole of the south-west of England

We always try to relocate honeybees and prevent them from returning, without causing any harm to the colony.

In the video below, Kevin Wendt explains the discovery of a swarm of bees in the ceiling of an old night-watchman’s office and how they will be carefully removed and re-homed in a hive.

To find out more about our harmless bee removal service, please visit our Beekeeper Bee Removal website.

Insurance Work – Clear Site and Rebuild Garden Wall in Taunton

At Abacus we provide a full brickwork service and have skilled bricklayers who are able to achieve a complete range of styles of bricklaying, from the modern to more traditional.

If necessary, we will source the correct style of brick to match any existing brickwork in your building.

Our work is also English Heritage approved.

Here we have a recent project where we had to clear a fallen garden wall, clear the site and rebuild. There are the ‘before’ pictures – the ‘after’ pictures will follow when we’ve finished the job!

For more information about our expertise in brickwork and stonework, please visit our Brickwork & Rendering website.